The new Microsoft Edge based on Chromium is still emerging as a more than interesting option to Google Chrome, especially because they are not only integrating features of the classic Edge but they are implementing Chromium changes even before the same Chrome.
Of course, Edge Chromium is still in the preliminary version, available only through the channel Developer and Canary, but that does not mean that it has more and more interesting features, and among these is the management of progressive web applications, especially in Windows 10, where Now we can even uninstall PWA from the Control Panel or from the Configuration.
In Chrome for quite some time to manage web applications is much better than in other browsers, but for some time is available in Chrome Canary the option to do it directly from the Omnibar, in Revyuh we even explain how to install PWA in Chrome from Windows or macOS.
Microsoft Edge Chromium already has all those options, and in fact, even has its own menu that offers you to install any page as a progressive web application if you do not see the option appear in the address bar.
Progressive web applications can only be managed from the same browser, unless you use the new Microsoft Edge in Windows 10, because thanks to a recent change in Chromium and implemented in Edge, it is possible to do so from the Windows Application Settings 10 or from the old Control Panel, all the PWA you install will be recognized by the system will appear there.
The second push for PWA in Windows 10
It is no secret to anyone that the Microsoft Store has not been by far the success that the company expected, so much so that over the years it has been shrinking instead of growing. It was assumed that the arrival of the PWA the Microsoft Store would give them a push, but their status continued and remains somewhat disappointing.
In fact, it is already talking about ‘Windows Apps’, Microsoft’s new plan to close the gap between its UWP platform and Win32 programs, leaving aside the idea that the Store would be the only or best distribution channel of the apps for Windows 10.
This bet of Microsoft to pass your browser to Chromium and also extend the support of progressive web applications in Windows 10, can be a second push for this type of Windows apps, and perhaps also a new ecosystem with a lot of potential for exploitation and also of greater control.
This could also be relevant considering the possibility of that light Windows in which Microsoft seems to be working to compete directly with Chrome OS. I could very well bet directly on the PWA platform through Edge Chromium.